Many athletes benefit from seeing a chiropractor because it keeps them in peak condition and ultimately gives them an EDGE. Whether it’s during the season or in the off-season, chiropractic care is becoming the competitive advantage that many athletes are now seeking. When your body is in better alignment, it moves better, performs better, and your nervous system is operating at its finest! This also will result in fewer injuries and quicker recovery. Health Edge doctors are here to help you perform better.
Chiropractic for Athletic Success
The primary principle of chiropractic is that structure affects function. Simply put, in order for the body to function & perform optimally, it must be properly aligned first! This will create a platform and set up the foundation for athletic success.
90% of all world class athletes (i.e. Jerry Rice, Tom Brady, Tiger Woods, Aaron Rodgers, etc.) use chiropractic care to prevent injuries & boost performance. Many top-level athletes (whether amateur or professional) and their trainers understand that the focus & goal of the chiropractor is to promote & restore proper biomechanics, strength, and optimal function. Health Edge doctors provide a unique way for athletes to gain an “edge” and help keep them at the top of their game.
Here are just a few of the treatments we provide that can be a perfect choice for any athlete at any level:
- Upper cervical chiropractic focusing on structural correction
- Advanced soft tissue techniques (i.e. Active Release Technique)
- Movement therapy
- Strength training & core strengthening exercises
- Exercise rehabilitation
- Kettle bell exercise
- RockTape taping
With tailor-made & specific protocols through movement therapy, we strive to help athletes optimize performance, prevent injury, recover quicker, promote improved circulation & healing, and thus allowing their body to move safely & efficiently.
RockTape Taping Method
Dr. Michael DellaCorte is a certified RockTape doctor. The RockTape taping method enhances the body’s natural healing process and provides support to the muscles without restricting range of motion. This taping method works on two levels:
- Provides support to muscle structure
- Rehabilitates the affected area
By lifting the skin on a microscopic level, RockTape effectively relieves pain through facilitating lymphatic drainage in the affected muscles. This lifting power also serves to decrease any inflammation that may be occurring.
The application of RockTape has been developed over many years. Taping is done according to specific patient needs following a thorough assessment. Many factors are taken into account upon application, such as position, strip shape, and the amount of stretch with which the tape is placed. Since the RockTape can be applied in hundreds of ways, the delivering doctor must have proper experience. Dr. Michael DellaCorte has years of experience in the application of RockTape, assuring an accurate and effective placement and treatment.